MatchPoint - Franchise ExpertMatching Great People with Great Franchises
MatchPoint help bring franchisors and franchisees togther, finding the ideal match in the UK
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Meet Keith Dolby:
I have been where you are now. I have felt the fears and resolved them. I have had the doubts and concerns and found the way forward.
And I want to share my success and passion for franchising with you. I sincerely believe that, based upon my personal experience, owning a franchise is the best way to go for a business owner.
What is my experience?
I am the UK Regional Vice President and longest serving MatchPoint consultant in the UK, having been amongst the first to be invited to join MatchPoint's UK operation in 2007 following a 25 year corporate career in IT.
My MatchPoint role introduces me to many franchises on a daily basis. I am an industry expert and regularly see franchise opportunities that are an obvious fit with my own skills and strengths. I am a Franchise Advisor to myself and have made further career transitions and become involved with other business opportunities as a result and currently own two franchise operations – practising what I preach!
Using my considerable experience, I have successfully matched many clients with franchise opportunities, including one of the nominees for the 2013 bfa Female Franchisee of the Year Award, thereby helping individuals to achieve their dream of business ownership. I am regularly contacted by friends, relatives and acquaintances of those people I have helped, asking if I can do the same for them – which I am, of course, happy to do.
Why use MatchPoint?
There are approximately over 1000 franchisor brands operating in the UK (2018 NatWest bfa Franchise Survey) so it is very likely that you are confused by the variety of franchise choices available to you.
At MatchPoint we know the difference between the good choices and those that should be given a wide berth! We will help you discover the one that is just right for you, helping you to reach your personal and business goals.
How We Have Helped People Just Like You
"People have asked how MatchPoint helped me and I am happy to tell them that you led me through the process to:
- Find out if a franchise was right for me
- Find out what type of franchise I would be good at, as well as enjoy, and
- Present myself to the franchisors so that they would want me as a business owner in their organisation.
MatchPoint was incredible. If you are interested in looking for opportunities in franchising, I would suggest you contact them. There is no cost to work with them, and you will receive great advice and guidance throughout the process!"
"You've been more than just a 'consultant' to me. Your professionalism and expertise in what you've done for me, and what you do, have given me the confidence to fully trust and respect you. I felt so comfortable working with you, it seemed like I've known you for years.
There're so many things to thank you for, that I don't know where to start. You're a good man Mr. Scott and without hesitation I will continue to refer my friends and family to you. It's really been an amazing learning experience working with you, and also a great privilege.
Thanks a million once again and I wish you nothing but continued success.”
"I have to say I was quite sceptical when you first called to introduce your service and how you could help me find my franchise match, but I can now say, without any reservations, that my experience of working with you, as a franchise consultant, was by far the best I have ever had.
I had expected that I would be lucky if you were to identify even two companies, considering my budget, but the fact that you were able to do so within my budget constraints was especially impressive. Beyond the mechanics of the search, your advice and guidance was invaluable.
Keep up the good work."
Your MatchPoint consultant will help you to find your ‘perfect’ franchise partner by first ascertaining whether or not you’re cut out for franchise ownership at all.
This is a FREE service so there is no obligation, or cost, involved in taking advantage of our service; just like when you buy a house via an estate agent, the 'sellers', (franchisors), pay our fees.
Unless you fully understand what to look for in a franchise, you can, potentially, make a very expensive mistake. It is a situation where independent advice and guidance are essential to you – MatchPoint minimises these potential risks by introducing you to the most suitable franchises, and guiding you through the appraisal and purchasing process.
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One of our franchise consultants will contact you to discuss your situation, and together you will decide whether to move forward with the MatchPoint process.
MatchPoint can help you evaluate and select the right franchise business. While franchise investments vary, you will need a minimum of £15,000 liquid capital AND a net worth of at least £50,000 (securities, investments, pension funds, home equity) to meet the investment parameters of most franchise companies.
Keith Dolby – MatchPoint UK
I’ve been a Franchise Consultant since 2008, after 25 years in the software industry. I began as a junior employee and in several years I had worked my way up to Managing Director with a team of 50+ staff in the UK and USA. For more than 15 years I held positions as manager or director acquiring extensive project and process management experience, and more importantly – people management — both in teams and individually. During my 10 years as a franchise consultant, I have advised more than 1,000 individuals interested in researching franchises. I work with my clients conducting a detailed evaluation to determine if they are suited to own a franchise. Sometimes this means informing them that they do not have the skills, experience or finances needed. Consultants do not sell franchises, but rather we are industry professionals that provide advice and if pertinent, recommend appropriate franchises.
MatchPoint isan international franchise consultancy network operating in North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. MatchPoint originated from a shared vision by a group of franchise industry leaders who believed there was a better way. A better way to help potential franchise owners to efficiently identify the best potential franchisors, particularly for their individual goals.
MatchPoint recognised this need and developed a methodology to help match the right individual with the right franchise. There is a significant difference in the probability of success between acquiring just any franchise and selecting the right franchise. From the perspective of franchisors, finding the right franchise owner is critical for good franchise growth and profitability. Profitability depends on the success of each of its franchise owners and finding the ideal candidate is complicated. Working with MatchPoint helps franchisors to find the best and most qualified candidates.
That is why MatchPoint was created and its leaders joined forces to develop a methodology and consulting process that helps to connect entrepreneurs with the right franchise. MatchPoint has found that identifying the ideal candidate is very valuable to the franchisor. Franchisors are willing to pay for MatchPoint services to find candidates that will become franchise owners. That is why MatchPoint can offer free consultancy services to those seeking advice.
Today MatchPoint has a long history of helping people to find the franchise business that suits their profile: abilities, characteristics, preferences, expectations and objectives. With MatchPoint’s network of experienced consultants it has been successfully linking individuals with franchises since 2006. It is a member of the International Franchise Association.